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Sheep-laurel

Kalmia angustifolia

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Plant Data

Flowering Months:
JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC
Order:
Ericales
Family:
Ericaceae (Heath)
Type:
Evergreen shrub
Life Cycle:
Perennial
Maximum Size:
150 centimetres tall
Habitats:
Bogs, gardens, moorland, swamps.

Flower:
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Pink, 5 petals
 
Reddish-pink, cup-shaped flowers measuring between 6 and 12mm across. Pollinated by bees.
Fruit:
The fruit is a capsule. The seeds ripen in September.
Leaves:
A Rhododendron-like evergreen shrub with stalked, opposite or whorled leaves. The leaves have slightly inrolled margins. Garden escape species.
Frequency (UK):
Rarely seen  
Distribution Map

Reproduced by kind permission of the BSBI.

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